Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Visiting Old World Wisconsin - Post 3-- Post 447 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

During our 2011 vacation to Springfield, Illinois and surrounding states, we had one day in Eagle, Wisconsin and explored Old World Wisconsin, and Ranslow's Smith's Four-Mile Inn.  I wrote about it in Day 13 on the Seaver Midwest Genealogy Tour (posted 18 September 2011).

I took many pictures inside the house, but some of them didn't turn out (and my camera battery died during this day). Here are more of the photos on the main floor of the house:

1)  The dining room:

2)  The parlor (southeast corner, I think) - where the family would gather to talk or work:

3)  Another corner of the parlor (northeast corner):

The parlor above was closed off to visitors - I took these pictures from behind the barrier.

The curator at Old World Wisconsin said that they tried to gather furniture, kitchen ware and utensils, artwork, photographs and ephemera from the 1870s time period.  I wondered what the books were - on the round table in the second picture; in the bookcase in the second picture; and on the small table in the bottom picture, and what the papers were on the desk in the corner.  Check out the clock on the wall in the second picture - and there's a picture of a house right below it.  I wonder what house that is - I'm pretty sure that it's not the Four-Mile Inn.

More inside pictures next week!


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